University of California Press. McLean, Ruari ; Kinross, Robin , eds. In the late s and early s, Akzidenz-Grotesk was used heavily on The Weather Channel ‘s on-screen graphics. Digital Typefaces Inspired by the Past. Throughout most of its history, typography simply evolved the forms that were the most useful and the most interesting, generally with indifference toward how they related to one another.

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Research is complicated by the very large number of small type foundries active in Germany during this period, which often did not publish extensive specimens.

Berthold typefaces Grotesque sans-serif typefaces Letterpress typefaces Photocomposition typefaces Typefaces with infant variants Digital typefaces Products introduced in Retrieved 7 October Retrieved 15 October Retrieved 20 June That foundry’s founder F.

Designed after Helvetica had become popular, it incorporates some of its features, such as strike-through tail in ‘Q’, a curved tail for the ‘R’, horizontal and vertical cut stroke terminators.

Originating during the late nineteenth century, Akzidenz-Grotesk belongs to a tradition of general-purpose, unadorned sans serif types known as “grotesques” that had become dominant in German printing during the nineteenth century, and became one akzidenz grotesk pro super the most popular examples of this style.

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Retrieved 23 December The Evolution of the Graphic Designer. The current holder of the Berthold rights is Amzidenz Types of Chicago, following the bankruptcy of H. Retrieved 23 July Digital Typefaces Inspired by the Past.


The ‘Breite Grotesk’ by J. Retrieved 1 July Karl Gerstner notes that even comparing one size 20ptthe medium and bold weights have different x-heightsuprr height and descender groteks to the light and regular weights. Capitals in several weights have very noticeably akzidenz grotesk pro super strokes than the lower-case. Zusammen mit den Handsatz-Garnituren bilden die Linotype-Werkschiftgrade eine sehr stattliche Familie, die der Gestalter und Drucker oft und gern bei seiner Arbeit in Anspruch nehmen wird.

The general effect is that Helvetica appears more oblong while Akzidenz-Grotesk maintains circular counters and bowls. A View of Type Design.

The light weight of Akzidenz-Grotesk was for many years branded separately as ‘Royal-Grotesk’; it was reported in the post-war period that it this referred akzjdenz it being commissioned by the Prussian Academy of Sciencesbut Kupferschmid again grotsk being unable to find it used in its publications.

Akzidenz-Grotesk is sometimes at first glance mistaken for the Helvetica or Univers typefaces. Pr uses schoolbook characterscharacters intended to be more distinct and closer to handwritten forms to be easier for children brotesk recognise.

Retrieved 28 November Other weights were added by the time of the phototypesetting and digital versions, such as the ultra-bold ‘Akzidenz-Grotesk Super’.

Stefan George und sein Kreis: Several other type designers modelled typefaces from this popular typeface. Retrieved 12 November A square dot over the letter i. While this was acceptable for posters, by the akzidenz grotesk pro super hot metal typesetting machines had become the main system for printing general-purpose body text, and for this system Akzidenz-Grotesk was unavailable until around[g] when it was first sold on Linotype and then in on Intertype systems.


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As typeface designs are generally not legally protected unlike their names, which can be trademarked grotexk, [87] several alternative digitisations inspired by Akzidenz-Grotesk have been released under alternative names. Retrieved 30 June On Frutiger’s typeface Univers, inspired by Akzidenz-Grotesk Univers doesn’t form patches in print, like Akzidenz-Grotesk for example, because the uppercase letters are only drawn slightly bolder than the lowercase.

The Origins and Growth of an International Style, According to Paul Shaw, “exactly when Amsterdam Continental began importing Standard is unclear but it appears on several record album covers as early as The Swiss digital type foundry Optimo has released an alternative digitisation of Akzidenz-Grotesk named “Theinhardt”. FontFont ‘s FF Schulbuch family is in a similar style.